One of the most difficult and dangerous steps on this perilous path is trying to determine when you have moved from the "casual" phase into the "committed" phase of the relationship.
What makes this so hard is that this change usually doesn't come with a ring. No one grows anything in their belly for nine months.
Plenty of people have been married for years and still aren't truly committed to their partner, so always tread carefully.
I've merely found the above tricks generally act as a logical barometer for gauging where your otherwise illogical relationship stands.
If you happen to be someone who have been dating for a while now but have finally started to think of having a serious relationship, then you have landed on the right page.